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Planets in The Eighth House

The 8th house is naturally associated with the sign of Scorpio and its ruler Pluto. If the 7th house represents relationships in general, the 8th represents relationships or partnerships in which something is exchanged or held in common. In sexual relationships there is an emotional exchange, in business partnerships there is an exchange and sharing of finances and resources.

This house represents the area of life in which we relate to others on a deeper, more emotional level. It is in this house, therefore, that we often experience emotional pain, crises and death (symbolically that is). Hence this house has various but related meanings. It is the house of sex, beginnings and endings, joint resources and money held in common, and inheritances.
Extracts of text taken from Soul Scope Report written by Lyn Birkbeck

aries Sun in the 8th House

All of this is most likely to focus upon intimate involvements and deeply shared experiences - or else you can feel desperately lonely and cut off. Although this commonly means the ties of jointly owned resources with their advantages and problems, there is also the closeness experienced through sex and crisis. This is an intimacy with life itself - which also includes death. And so you can be mediumistic, in touch with the 'other side', or at least have an interest in the occult and the hidden causes behind outer phenomena.

You are the researcher or delver and can have a profound sense of the soul. And so you are looking for a profound union - which poses the surrender of your separateness. This is a purging of the 'little self', your petty values, and consequently yours can be a hard but transformative road through life. This means that you go through many changes, relationships and ways of expressing yourself until you begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel - the light of your own life. Get my Soul Scope Report

taurus Moon in the 8th House

All these needs and feelings about yourself are kept very much to yourself. It is only in a very intimate situation, such as a sexual relationship, that you show your true emotions. Even then you can be quite hard to reach, but this is owing to the fact that you are instinctively attuned to private feelings and subtle atmospheres.

You are only too acutely aware of how closeness can be abused, probably owing to your sensing, and taking, personally something that happened between your parents. Positively, this mediumistic awareness of yours of unseen forces enables you to comfort others in a deeply subtle way. On the negative side though, you can manipulate them to keep them where you want them - but this can give rise to a painful game of cat and mouse.

Ultimately you have to trust and use your magical sense of what lies hidden from common view to heal yourself and others too, rather than feeling increasingly cut off. Get my Soul Scope Report

gemini Mercury in the 8th House

You use these mental capabilities in rooting out hidden information and the deep causes that are responsible for what appears on the surface. You are therefore more easily able than others to contact the significance of such mysteries as sex and death; what lies beyond the grave can fascinate you. There may well be some reason for this in your personal history, such as the disturbing death of a friend or relative, or early sexual curiosity that caused you to bite off more than you could chew. Secret information still seems to come your way - and hopefully you treat such confidential material with the respect that it demands - otherwise you could get your fingers burnt. On a material level, you could show an interest in contracts, financial deals and others' resources. Get my Soul Scope Report

cancer Venus in the 8th House

These love needs and feelings of yours, whatever their nature, are drawn into deep and involved relationships that are compelling and absorbing, but hard to get out of. This urge shows itself as something decidedly alluring about your personality, especially if you are female. As far as you're concerned, love needs to go beyond the shallow and commonplace, so emotional crises should be expected and taken in your stride as unconscious desires pull you closer to that core of intimacy.

If you should attempt to satisfy these deeper sexual or soulful needs in a superficial fashion, like mere physical sex, you'd simply be deeply disappointed. In order to avoid deep bonds manifesting themselves as difficult divorce suits, binding contracts over property and access rights, etc you would have to reach and maintain a deep set of moral values. Get my Soul Scope Report

leo Mars in the 8th House

Notwithstanding this, your urges and desires do well up from some quite deep and desperate place. There is an intensity about you that wants to get right down to the nitty-gritty. This can be expressed in certain ways - like sex, wheeling and dealing, dangerous activities, or anything else that makes you feel close to the edge, in touch with the core of life. The occult, the astral plane and any site of power exercises a pull on you.

In other words, you are desirous of getting in touch with forces greater than yourself. This is fine as long as you are conscious of this and exercise some caution - but not too much. Paradoxically, a fear of these forces can prevent you from getting what you want. Put it this way: You are turned on by power - and powerful when turned on. Get my Soul Scope Report

virgo Jupiter in the 8th House

Faith for you does not come easily. It is as if an old faith has to die before a new one can be born. There can also be a period of being stuck without any faith at all. However, your faith in life is most likely to be found or restored when things seem to be at their darkest.

Indeed it is from out of the death of someone or something that you draw most benefit. This could take the form of a legacy, a divorce settlement, a near death experience, a guide from the 'other side', a market insight, or some profound insight born out of a crisis. It is in hidden goodness - especially in your partner - that you find faith and joy. Get my Soul Scope Report

libra Saturn in the 8th House

These lessons and tests mainly relate to involvements of an intimate nature, where sexuality and shared values and resources are a critical issue. The challenge of finding a position of strength for yourself presents itself in dilemmas focusing upon control. For example, seeking to control your partner in order to maintain closeness, or finding yourself under their control because of your doubts about how to stand your own ground.

The granting or withholding of sexual intercourse or secret information are the main instruments of control. Shared property can also become a manipulative device as it has become a symbol of the emotions that have been invested in the relationship but which have not been looked at honestly. Essentially, you're learning what deep commitment means. Ultimately you have to let go of your fear of closeness and be honest about your desperate need for it in order to attain it. Get my Soul Scope Report

scorpio Uranus in the 8th House

Your urge for change and awakening and the freedom that comes with them, makes itself felt in areas of your life relating to intimacy and sexuality, joint or others' resources, and hidden causes. These areas are usually very fraught with intense passions and emotions that are painfully hard to control. You are trying to gain some detached, scientific objectivity in all this and more often than not you have to find just that through being flung into the deep end.

So crises like divorce, tax or property problems, sexual difficulties and death itself, present you with the challenge to be detached but not totally unattached, which would pose an emotional problem in itself. In the process you can become quite the trouble-shooter with respect to such problems, discover important secrets and ultimately get into the clear as suddenly as you got thrown into the pit. Get my Soul Scope Report

sagittarius Neptune in the 8th House

For you, such sensitivity and yearning is a very private affair. Your longing for enlightenment or escape surfaces within intimate relationships, at times of crisis, or in the face of such mysteries as death and other planes of existence. This is a heady mixture, so you can be easily spooked by the unknown and ecstatic and therefore try to avoid or reason them away, or else you could become quite addicted to such things.

Sexuality can be particularly elevating, or enslaving, depending on your sexual attitude, stability and inclination generally. A more grounded expression of your marked sensitivity could be a sixth sense about legacies, taxes, investing other people's resources, etc.

Ultimately, you are seeking to surrender and dissolve your illusions of separateness in a wave of transcendental emotion. All or nothing, it would seem - but that in itself is an illusion - more a case of all and nothing. Get my Soul Scope Report

capricorn Pluto in the 8th House

You experience power and transformation in your most intimate and critical moments and relationships. When you get close to someone or something, a deep and possibly obsessive feeling takes you over. This can lead to any number of scenarios which somehow get you in it up to your neck - be it financial in the form of shared property, investments, tax, etc - or emotional in the form of ties that are very difficult to break until you have thoroughly understood what dark or deep part of your being got you into it in the first place.

By the same token, you do have a sense that there is something heavy and omnipotent lurking some place in the uncharted depths of your being but you may be entirely unaware of this until some crisis of the nature I've already described brings it to the surface.

This could be a sexual involvement which elicits previously undreamed of sensations; the divorce that brings out acrimony and greed where previously there was love and tenderness; or even a brush with death itself. These are some of the possible manifestations that may have to occur in order to remind you that there is an undeniably deep and powerful truth in life. Get my Soul Scope Report

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Extracts of text taken from Soul Scope Report written by Lyn Birkbeck

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